Master of Science in Applied Gerontology



We bring together faculty from different colleges and schools in NTU, including the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, College of Engineering, Nanyang Business School, and leading practitioners from the industry to give you a holistic and interdisciplinary learning experience.

A/P Premchand Dommaraju
Director, MSc in Applied Gerontology
Associate Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

A/P Premchand joined the D​ivision of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU in September 2010. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Arizona State University, USA. His research interests are in: Social demography of South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia, Marriage and divorce in Asia, Ageing in South Asia, Fertility and reproductive health.


Prof Miao Chun Yan
Chair, School of Computer Science and Engineering
Director, NTU-UBC REC in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY)

Prof Miao has been an Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor in the School of Computer Engineering at NTU since 2003. Her research focus is on infusing intelligent agents into interactive new media (virtual, mixed, mobile and pervasive media) to create novel experiences and dimensions in game design, interactive narrative and other real world agent systems.

Prof Theng Yin Leng
Acting Director, Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education
Founding Director, Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities
Research Director for Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, President's Office

Prof Theng's research interests are mainly in user-centred design, interaction design and usability engineering. She has participated in varying capacities as principal investigator, co-investigator and collaborator in numerous research projects in the United Kingdom and Singapore since 1998. Her recent interests include applying user issues to elderly technologies, games for health, health informatics, smart nation metrics.


A/P Fabian CL Lim
Assistant Dean, Research
Director, Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

A/P Fabian Lim graduated from the Universities of Oregon (BSC, MSc), Surrey (MBA) and Queensland (PhD) and is a recipient of the Defence Science Scholarship from DSTA. He conducted research and published internationally on Exercise Immunology, Thermoregulation, Nutrition, Bioenergetics and Obesity. His professional experience includes establishing the Singapore Sport Science and Medicine Research Grant and Academic Scholarship.

A/P Ho Hau Yan Andy
Associate Professor, Psychology
School of Social Sciences

A/P Andy Ho is an award-winning researcher, educator and psychologist who specializes in life and death education, public health and mental health, holistic therapy and community empowerment. His research interests are in: Community Health Psychology, Qualitative Psychology, Participatory Action Research, Psychosocial Gerontology, End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Formal and Informal Caregiving, Expressive Arts and Holistic Therapy, Compassion and Mindfulness Training, Medical Humanities, Community Empowerment.

A/P Josip Car
Director, Health Services Outcomes Research Programme
Director, Centre for Population Health Sciences
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

A/P Josip Car has an outstanding record of blending academic, policy, management and clinical work. His key skills, knowledge and results areas include: digital health, mHealth, digital learning, clinical leadership, primary and secondary healthcare services commissioning, health system innovations for quality improvement (e.g. integrated care), and investigation of management of long-term diseases.


A/P Park Hyung Wook
Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

A/P Park was trained as a historian of science and medicine at the University of Minnesota and joined NTU in 2012. His area of expertise is the history of the biomedical sciences and medicine in the modern world, including the problem of aging, the body, cross-disciplinary communication, and the definition of normality in clinical studies.


A/P Sun Hsiao-Li Shirley
Associate Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

A/P Shirley Sun studies family, population, and genomic science and medicine in global contexts through the concepts of citizenship and "othering". She has special research interests in science, technology and society. Her latest manuscript is entitled “Socio-economics of personalised medicine in Asia” (in press), where she draws on interviews with practicing physicians and medical research scientists in Asia about genome-based precision medicine.


​Asst/P Kim Hye Kyung​

​Assistant Professor
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information​

Dr. Hye Kyung (Kay) Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). She received a Master’s degree in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Cornell University. Her overarching research goal is to apply communication and social psychological theories to understand the processing and effects of communicative interactions in health. She is particularly interested in the role of self-defense motives in health-decision making and the processing of personally relevant risk information in mediated contexts.

Asst/P Navin Kumar Verma
Assistant Professor, Immunology and Cell Biology
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Asst/P Navin Kumar Verma obtained a PhD in Clinical Medicine from Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland’s most prestigious University. He was trained in various aspects of Immunology, Cell Biology, Hematolymphoid Malignancies and Nanomedicine. He has also made significant contribution in the area of lymphocyte signalling and has received several awards and prizes for his scientific achievements.


Asst/P Zhan Shaohua
Assistant Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Asst/P Zhan received his doctoral degree in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University in 2013 and worked at both the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the State University of New York at Binghamton. His research primarily focuses on China including labour migration, the hukou system, rural development, land issues, food security, urbanization and state-society relations.

Dr Goh Chye Tee
Director, NTU Chinese Medicine Clinic
Deputy Director, Double Degree Program in Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine
School of Biological Sciences

Dr Goh Chye Tee received his Master degree in Commerce (Honour) from University of New South Wales, and Ph.D. degree in TCM from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China. His research interests include Accounting and Financial Disclosure, Cost Management, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Sustainability, and the integration of Chinese culture and management.


Dr Stewart Lloyd Arnold
Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Business School
Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation

Dr Stewart Arnold joined NBS in 2006 and has had several teaching, course coordination, curriculum development and executive education responsibilities. His research interests include: consultant-client relationships, employee engagement, organizational citizenship behaviours, organizational values, and the impact of organizational crises on management and staff. His current research focus is professionalism and how identifying as a professional affects one's work attitudes and behaviours.

Clinical Track Faculty


A/P Wee Shiou Liang
Deputy Director and Frailty Program Lead,
Geriatric Education and Research Institute (GERI)

A/P Wee Shiou Liang received his BSc from National University of Singapore, Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NTU and PhD (physiology and nutrition) from Loughborough University. His areas of research are in aged and integrated care, program evaluation, nutrition and exercise science. He is particularly interested in multi-disciplinary research collaboration to strengthen health-social system capability to towards ageless living and working.


Dr James Low
Senior consultant, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Dr Low completed his MBBS degree in 1990, moved on to obtain his MRCP (UK) in 1996, and a postgraduate diploma in palliative medicine in 1999. He then became a Fellow, Academy of Medicine in Singapore in 2001, the FRCP (Edinburgh) in 2003 and finally an accredited specialist in palliative care in 2009. His research interests are in geriatric medicine, palliative care, ethics, telemedicine, nursing homes, spirituality and advance care planning.

Dr Tew Chee Wee
Consultant Geriatrician
Geriatric Education and Research Institute (GERI)

Dr Tew is a specialist doctor in Geriatric Medicine, specialising in clinical management of the elderly. Her areas of interest include community geriatrics, long term care, dementia and health professional education. Her current projects include evaluation of a hospital-based community nursing curriculum and development of a curriculum for long term care facility nursing.